News Date: 12/15/2009
Nominations are being accepted for the coming year’s recipient of the Governor’s Outstanding Achievement Award in Agriculture. The person selected will become the 2010 member of the Oklahoma Agricultural Hall of Fame.
Nominations will be accepted until close of business February 5th, 2010.
The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture distributes nomination forms and accepts the completed applications. An independent selection committee comprised of leaders from various agricultural organizations chooses each year’s inductee.
Nomination forms are available from the ODA by calling Jason Harvey, (405) 522-5563, at the agency web page at www.oda.state.ok.us, or by writing Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Ag Hall of Fame, 2800 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105.
Any living person who derives the bulk of their income, or has retired from an agricultural enterprise, is eligible for nomination. Candidates for consideration are agricultural leaders who have exemplified personal values, excelled in production and performance and who have provided a strong role model for the state’s youth.
“Without question this is the most prestigious award in Oklahoma agriculture and honors the finest people who make up our state’s farming and ranching industries,” said Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture, Terry Peach. “The contributions to our state’s economy, character and leadership provided by our top agriculturists cannot be overstated.”
Last year’s inductee into the Oklahoma Agriculture Hall of Fame was Elmore Bathurst, Blackwell, OK farmer and rancher. (Contact: Jack Carson, (405) 522-4575)
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